AfriSIG2017

My eye opening experience at AfriSIG 2017
My eye opening experience at AfriSIG 2017 07 December 2017 Moipone Mhlekwa

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 has been both an eye opener and learning curve. When coming here I had no idea of the kind of impact and paradigm shift this school would have on me. Initially I had thought that I would come to the school and maybe learn a few things, then go back home and start influencing internet governance.  However, the experience has over-exceeded my expectations. I am originally from Lesotho, which in my opinion, and from the statistics pro...

A learning experience from the 5th African School on Internet Governance
A learning experience from the 5th African School on Internet Governance 07 December 2017 Sheila Nsekanabo

Taking part in the 5th African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) taught me the definition of internet governance, which is defined as the handling of technical coordination required for and policy issues related to the interoperability and smooth functioning of the different components of internet infrastructure and the exchange of information over the internet. The knowledge I acquired I was able to understand that:   There are established cybersecurity policies and laws at the ...

From Limpopo to Sharm El Sheikh: A journey of initiation on internet governance
From Limpopo to Sharm El Sheikh: A journey of initiation on internet governance 07 December 2017 Phoshollo Phasha

I am a young woman who grew up in the rural areas of Limpopo in South Africa, where there is not much development done, internet is regarded as a luxury, and technology is not exposed. It has therefore been much of a privilege for me to be a participant at the 5th African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). In Limpopo, many people have different technological gadgets but use them in a way ...

My initiation in the internet governance arena
My initiation in the internet governance arena 07 December 2017 Billy Ray

Attending the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) is my first experience in any event related to internet governance. This has given me the opportunity to interact with different stakeholders from all walks of life and I enjoyed it. The school was generally good and constituted a very active and enthusiastic class that inspired participants and resource persons to reason things out ...

Cybersecurity: Should this even be a current issue for the average internet user in Africa?
Cybersecurity: Should this even be a current issue for the average internet user in Africa? 07 December 2017 Tawanda Maguze

My debut appearance at the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 was certainly an eye opener in respect of a lot of very important issues related to internet governance, without doubt one of best spaces to start engaging with internet governance issues on continental level. Distinctively, AfriSIG is a rich melting-pot of professional backgrounds, nationalities, ages, expertise an...

Multistakeholderism: An alien word to a regulator
Multistakeholderism: An alien word to a regulator 04 December 2017 Martha Kamukama

Multistakeholderism… what an alien word to a regulator! I walked into the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2017 with this exact mindset. Working for a regulator gives you false confidence; that you call all the shots, that your decisions are final, that the operators you regulate should either tow the line or change their line of business. We sometimes get so caught up with reg...

Fifth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Egypt
Fifth African School on Internet Governance to take place in Egypt 23 November 2017

Capacity building on internet governance in Africa will take another step forward with the fifth annual African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG 2017), taking place on 28 November to 2 December 2017 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. The school, organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), received an overwhelming response to its call for applications this year, which was la...

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